Today is New Year’s Eve – now, depending on where you are in the world, it could be mere hours before 2013 or you’re already in the New Year. I’ve never abbreviated New Year’s Eve in my communications, so the last few days have been lived in some confusion whenever I saw NYE until I figured out what the letters stood for.
For Christmas, I made a flognarde and a crustless pumpkin pie. The flognarde (flow-nyard) was a little different this time, using hazelnut flour whereas before I’ve always used almond flour. It was also the first time I’ve ever used hazelnut flour. I was anxious that it wouldn’t work (hazelnuts’ association with chocolate was too close for me) but I sallied forth, with my efforts paying off, thankfully. It’s a moister flognarde and we all agree that we like it better with the hazelnut flour than almond flour.
When I made it with blackberries, it was an inspired move and that proved to be a success with everyone. The blackberries, especially ripe ones, work well with the apples and currants.
To those of you who celebrate and enjoy this time of year, Merry Christmas! To those of you who don’t, I hope you have a good time all the same. Thank you to everyone who has visited Z’s Cup of Tea, left comments, and emailed me as well as the tweets and follows on Twitter and sharing on Facebook throughout this year of 2012. I read them all and do my best to respond to every single one. All of your feedback and support is appreciated and I am grateful for it.
For the month of December, I know I’ve been quite negligent in my blogging (including no new holiday baking recipes, unfortunately). I had wanted to do so much more, but ultimately it didn’t end up that way. Some of the ideas I had and things I wanted to post about have been pushed to Christmas next year or until January.
Some things to look forward to in January 2013:
A cookbook giveaway (and review)
A post on personal health and wellness
New recipes and more reviews
These are things just lined up so far! There will be more as I plan and as we go into the New Year.
P.S. This is the first time I’m emailing my blog, so forgive me if this post looks wonky.
The lucky winner of the WHOLE Gang 2013 Cookbook Desk Calendar is…Lisa Alexander! Lisa commented,
Congratulations, Lisa! I will be emailing you shortly.
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